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Whispering Smith

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
1907. Running a railroad through the Rocky Mountains was a tough business. The steep arroyos and precipitous canyons of the Crawling Stone country weren't made for steel rails and steam engines. But, a gang of renegade railroad employees wrecking and robbing the trains, spilling cattle, gold dust, and blood all over the dry stone didn't make things any easier. The railroad ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 351 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Center Point (first published September 1906)
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Ron Routon
Apr 26, 2012 Ron Routon rated it liked it
Shelves: westerns


I was surprised to learn that there was an entire genre of railroad
related books written during this time. I enjoyed all of the railroad related terms and the geographical setting of the book.
Barbara Glasier
Good read. Story focused on building and protecting a railroad across western US. Copy I have is original printing and lists 1906 as copyright date, not 1907. Printed September 1908. Illustrations N. C. Wyeth. Binding is red cloth, still red.
Ron
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Shelves: early-westerns
Read my review at my blog.
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So well written that I'm willing to overlook the unthinking racism and sexism of 1906.
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